By Nkoli Opara (AGENDAWATCHDOG) – An honorary degree offered by a Sudanese University, Nahda International University College (NIUC), Khartoum, to Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto State has been rejected by the state chief executive.
The ivory tower had proposed to confer the honours on the governor, who was attending the graduation ceremony of the 38 students of Sokoto State who bagged degrees in Medicine among other related courses in the institution and Ibn Sina University.
According to a statement signed by the spokesman of the governor, Muhammad Bello, Tamuwal informed the management of the two universities that he would not accept the offer because of the prevailing security situation in Nigeria.
“I won’t be able to oblige your humble request because of the condition in which my country finds itself at this time,” he said.
“But you may wish to defer the conferment until a later date.
“For now, I have come to see my children and wards,” he told Prof Qaribullah Abbas, the Acting Dean of NIUC.